Head over Heels (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "Head over Heels"?The term "head over heels" means to be very excited (usually about being in love).
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Examples of Use:
- Tony only stayed in the job because he was head over heels in love with the boss's daughter.
- We were head over heels in love when we first met. And, we still are, aren't we?
- Paula has been head over heels with life since moving into her new apartment.
Here is an early version of the saying being used figuratively from the Indiana newspaper "The Lebanon Patriot" in 1833:
- About ten years ago Lotta fell head over heels in love with a young Philadelphian of excellent family.
- It's great to fall head over heels in love at a fast pace, and nothing's more romantic, but you need to look after yourself. (Actor Douglas Booth)
- When you fall head over heels for someone, you're not falling in love with who they are as a person; you're falling in love with your idea of love. (Actress Maria Bello)